Radiation Oncology

MIOT Institute of Cancer Cure

Radiation Oncology

Overview

Radiation therapy may be prescribed as the sole treatment for treating cancer, or combined with other treatments such as surgery and/or chemotherapy. At MICC, we offer our patients the revolutionary TrueBeam STx, which enables unprecedented levels of precision, accuracy and control, thus increasing the effectiveness of the treatment with fewer side-effects.

Comprehensive radiotherapy

The MIOT Institute of Cancer Cure offers all modalities of radiotherapy.

A patient may be given radiation therapy before, during, or after surgery. Some patients may receive radiation therapy alone, without other treatments. Others may have radiation therapy and chemotherapy at the same time. The timing of radiation therapy depends on the type of cancer being treated.

Radiation can be delivered by a machine outside the body; this is called external-beam radiation therapy. It can also be delivered from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells – this is internal radiation therapy, more commonly called brachytherapy. Most patients receive external-beam radiation therapy in daily sessions with radiologists. The treatment is spread over the course of several weeks.

The three types of external-beam radiation therapy are: Intensity Modulated Radiation Treatment (IMRT); Stereotactic Radio-surgery and Radiotherapy(SRS/SRT), and Stereotactic Body Radiation Treatment (SBRT).

Comprehensive Radiation Therapy

What makes treatment with TrueBeam STx different from other radiotherapies?

  • It is four times faster than regular radiotherapy, so the treatment takes mere minutes. Also, the total period of radiation gets reduced. Patients are comfortable as they do not have to remain motionless for extended periods of time.
  • The system’s advanced imaging capabilities allows doctors to target the tumour with sub-millimetre accuracy, even if it is as tiny as a pinhead or in moving organs such as the lungs.
  • The radiation beam can be custom-shaped to tumours, sparing the surrounding tissue from damaging side-effects. This is especially important near critical areas such as the spinal cord.
  • Quick and accurate dosage means quicker pain relief and alleviation of other symptoms. Within a few sessions, cancer patients, who have been immobile or unable to swallow, have shown dramatic improvement.
  • TrueBeam STx is often used on tumours in inoperable sites and to treat challenging cancers such as those in the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.

MICC’s expert team of radio-oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapy nurses and radiation therapists, jointly plan and administer treatments.

Treatment & Procedures

  • Intensity-modulated radiation treatment (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic radio-surgery and radiotherapy (SRS/SRT)
  • Stereotactic body radiation treatment (SBRT)
  • Brachytherapy